Orso, Tony

Tony has been keeping fish since the age of seven when he got his first metal framed aquarium.  A chemistry and physics teacher by  trade, he has been running a wholesale tropical fish business since 1981. He was joined by his wife Rose when they started dating fifteen years ago. Tony Orso USA imports from South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and formerly, Australia. The company has brought a number of first time imports to the states.

Tony and Rose still enjoy the excitement of opening boxes of fish from around the world and feel seeing something new is akin to the feeling of a child on Christmas morning! They live in Vernon, New Jersey with two Labradors and two Labrador mixes, their four four legged children.


  • Asian Fishs
  • Australian Fishes
  • Australia's Tropical Fishes
  • Congo & West African Cichlids
  • New Fish in the Hobby (with Rose Orso)
  • Asian fishes – some old, some new
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Speaker Topics: 
Australia, general
Cichlids, West African
Freshwater species, general
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Past Speaking Events

Event Name Date
NJAS Meeting Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 19:30
JSAS Meeting Monday, July 10, 2017 - 19:30
CCY Meeting Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 20:30
JSAS Meeting Monday, July 14, 2014 - 20:30
NEC 2010 Convention Friday, February 26, 2010 - 09:00 to Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 18:30
NEC 2017 Convention Friday, March 10, 2017 - 11:00 to Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 18:00